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Common Core State Standard
LS.CCS.4/5/6 Grades 3-12: Students are asked to determine the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words through multiple choice vocabulary quizzes. Quizzes are designed to help students demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nuances in words, acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words, and gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to it's overall meaning or function in a sentence.
This Week's Word In The News 

REGISTRY

DEFINITION:
An official written record of names or events or transactions.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The university will not cooperate with any federal effort to create a registry of individuals based on any protected characteristics such as religion, national origin, race or sexual orientation.
The San Jose Mercury News, 12/05/2016

Words in the News Quiz
5 High School Words

Click on the correct answer in the quiz below.
Then see if you can find the word in your newspaper -- the print edition, the website or the digital edition and copy the sentence for context. NOTE: High School words are much harder to find!


1. Government by a few, especially by a small faction of persons or families.

Hemoglobin

Oligarchy

Oxidize

Tectonic


2. A temple tower of the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians, having the form of a terraced pyramid of successively receding stories.

Circumlocution

Ziggurat

Photosynthesis

Hubris


3. Having unlimited or universal power, authority, or force; all-powerful.

Nonsectarian

Omnipotent

Nihilism

Quotidian


4. Either of two points on the celestial sphere at which the ecliptic intersects the celestial equator.

Quotidian

Vehement

Thermodynamics

Equinox


5. A person unduly fearful or contemptuous of that which is foreign, especially of strangers or foreign peoples.

Circumnavigate

Xenophobe

Bowdlerize

Fiduciary


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